Official Journal: ‘Châtaigne des Cévennes’ chestnuts from France granted protected designations of origin

20 JANUARY 2023

On 16 January, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/107 of 9 January 2023 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (‘Châtaigne des Cévennes’ (PDO)) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This follows France’s application to register the name ‘Châtaigne des Cévennes’, which was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 9 September 2022 (

According to the application, ‘Châtaigne des Cévennes’ refers to the fruit of the Castanea sativa species - fresh, dried or processed into flour - obtained from a range of traditional varieties grown in grafted chestnut orchards and with shared characteristics. In the Cévennes, chestnuts have traditionally been peeled and dried. This results in a smaller kernel but its initial shape and colour are preserved. These chestnuts have aromas of dried fruits, caramel and warm bread.

The name ‘Châtaigne des Cévennes’ (PDO) is hereby entered in the register as no statement of opposition under Article 51 of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 has been received by the Commission.

The Regulation will enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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